10 episodes

Welcome to Coiled! The documentary podcast that explores Black Afro Hair in all it’s forms and textures. This podcast follows the journey of the host, Leanne Alie as she transitions from chemically straightened hair, back to natural and through this journey she also explore the history of afro hair, where is human hair sourced, who owns the Black hair industry, what’s actually in the chemicals that we put into our hair as well as shining a light on those who are working towards better representation of afro hair in the UK.

Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast
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Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
Twitter: @leannealie
Instagram: @leannealie_

Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
Instagram: @frizzandgo

Artwork designed by @shai.digital

Coiled Leanne Alie

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to Coiled! The documentary podcast that explores Black Afro Hair in all it’s forms and textures. This podcast follows the journey of the host, Leanne Alie as she transitions from chemically straightened hair, back to natural and through this journey she also explore the history of afro hair, where is human hair sourced, who owns the Black hair industry, what’s actually in the chemicals that we put into our hair as well as shining a light on those who are working towards better representation of afro hair in the UK.

Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast
Use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation. 

Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
Twitter: @leannealie
Instagram: @leannealie_

Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
Instagram: @frizzandgo

Artwork designed by @shai.digital

    8. The Next Generation

    8. The Next Generation

    The ban on Olympic swim caps for afro hair shows that we still have to fight for the protection of afro hair, however there are some brilliant Black changemakers that are changing the narrative when it comes to afro hair.
    In this episode Leanne speaks to Michelle DeLeon founder of World Afro Day, Lekia Lee of Project Embrace, Serlina Boyd of Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy magazine and Zine Alfa, member of the Halo Collective who is petitioning for the discrimination against afro hair to be added to the 2010 Equality Act. All of these women are paving the way for better representation of afro hair and are educating the next generation about afro hair so that they can grow up to embrace their natural hair. 

    You can sign Zina’s petition to add the discrimination against afro hair to the equality act here:
    https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-ban-hair-discrimination-in-the-uk 

    You can find the Halo Toolkit here: https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents/my-hair-my-crown.html

    You can find more about World Afro Day at: https://www.worldafroday.com/

    You can find out more about Project Embrace at: https://www.projectembrace.org.uk

    You can buy and find out more about Cocoa Girl magazine at https://www.cocoagirl.com/

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter. 

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
    Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
    Instagram: @frizzandgo

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io


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    • 51 min
    7. Black Men Don’t Cheat...On Their Barbers!

    7. Black Men Don’t Cheat...On Their Barbers!

    We cannot underestimate the relationships that Black men have with their hair. Getting a fresh trim is very important and it is criminal to cheat on your barber, but the relationship that Black men have with their hair and what really matters to them is something that isn’t discussed as widely.
    In this episode Leanne explores the changing relationship between Black men and their barbers and the importance of the barbershop space to the Black community by speaking to Dr Karis Campion from the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and Mark Maciver, founder of Slider Cuts, as well as exploring some of the newer technologies for men’s hair maintenance such as male weaves, PRP and hair transplants. 

    If you’re thinking of undertaking a medical procedure to stimulate hair growth, make sure you consult a medical professional and do your own research. 

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter. 

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
    Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
    Instagram: @frizzandgo

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
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    • 53 min
    6. The Science of Afro Hair and Tips & Tricks

    6. The Science of Afro Hair and Tips & Tricks

    Welcome to the Coiled School of Black Hair Studies! In today’s class, led by Trichologist Ebuni Ajiduah we cover the science behind how afro hair is structured and how this differs from Caucasian hair, the fundamentals of what afro hair needs to be healthy as well as the easiest and simplest wash day routine you can follow. 

    We also get a lesson in Black hair hacks from hairstylist Mimi Kone from how to keep your hair moisturized, to how to protect your crown when wearing protective styles. You better take some notes because you’re going to learn today!

    If you do anything after listening to this podcast, make sure you share this with a younger, sister, brother, cousin or friend so that we can empower the next generation to fully embrace their natural Black hair because all hair is good hair. 

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter. 

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
    Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
    Instagram: @frizzandgo

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
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    • 50 min
    5. The Natural Hair Movement, Texturism and The Big Chop!

    5. The Natural Hair Movement, Texturism and The Big Chop!

    The Natural Hair Movement has thrived online in the last 10 years which has empowered Black women all around the world to wear their natural hair with pride but this movement was born out of political unrest in the 1960s in the USA. To understand the origins of the Natural Hair Movement and how this has grown today Leanne speaks to journalist and writer Valley Fontaine as well as three natural hair influencers, Curl Lea Travel, Stephy Lately and Yaa Yaa Asare. They touch on the extent to which the Natural Hair Movement is representative of all hair textures today, the way that texturism is still present in our day to day lives and they share some tips on how Leanne can have a successful transition from chemically straightened to natural hair.
    Also in this episode you’ll hear the whole experience of Leanne’s big chop, by none other than friend of the podcast Derek Clements. 

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter. 

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
    Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
    Instagram: @frizzandgo

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
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    • 58 min
    4. The Truth About Hair Relaxers

    4. The Truth About Hair Relaxers

    Hair Relaxers; a way to chemically transform your hair from curly to straight but are relaxers a modern cosmetic science or a health risk to Black women? As someone who relaxed her hair from a very young age, in this episode Leanne goes on a journey to discover the truth about the chemicals that are in relaxers and the effects that this can have on our hair and health by speaking to trichologist Shirley McDonald, as well as finding out whether you can have healthy relaxed hair by speaking to relaxed hair YouTuber Fayola Douglas. 

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter. 

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
    Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy
    Instagram: @frizzandgo

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
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    • 48 min
    BONUS: Black Owned Hair Brands We Think You'll Love

    BONUS: Black Owned Hair Brands We Think You'll Love

    If you listened to the last episode we learned that Black people own a really small percentage of the Black Hair industry and that there is so much power in buying Black as Black businesses are more likely to hire Black people, have Black supply chains and are more likely to serve the Black Community. 
    We wanted to spotlight some smaller Black owned businesses that we think you'll love so that you can buy Black owned for when it comes to your hair products. 

    Brands featured in this episode:
    @niyohairandbeauty
    @hairpopp
    @maallure_
    @thewashdayco
    @tiwaniheritage
    @ataji_hair_care
    @newshelluk
    @mojiskinclinic
    @Oriallure
    @kiyacosmetics
    @eternalrootsco
    @kinkyapothecary
    @laidlocs

    Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter.

    Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
    Twitter: @leannealie
    Instagram: @leannealie_

    The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha

    All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io


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    • 13 min

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